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Structure and Operations
A Board of Directors, appointed by the Government, governs COCOBOD. It is composed of Government nominees from various professions, a representative of the workers of COCOBOD and two representatives of the Cocoa, Coffee and Sheanut Farmers' Association.
Ministerial responsibility is exercised by the Minister of Food and Agriculture. The Chief Executive is the administrative head and has the responsibility for the day to day running of the Board.
He is assisted by three Deputy Chief Executives who have administrative responsibilities for Finance and Administration, Agronomy and Quality Control and Operations.
There are nine Directorates at COCOBOD Head Office responsible for Human Resource, Research Monitoring and Evaluation, Audit, Finance, Procurement, Health, Legal, Special Services (Security & Intelligence) and General Services (Estates, Civil works & Transport).
In addition, there are Departments/ Units which are headed by Departmental Heads. These are Public Affairs Department, Scholarship and Information Systems Unit, Legal, and Public Affairs, departments report directly to the Chief Executive, whiles the Scholarship department reports to the Deputy Chief Executive (Ops).
The remaining Units report to respective directorates which finally report to the Chief Executive.